“Tell your children that you Love them…
Show them even more.”
Billie Miller “The Motivational Minister”
Every year for Father’s Day I wear my popular “REAL FATHERS” t-shirt. Father’s Day is coming up, so I wanted to share the message behind the shirt. There are three things I’ve learned that molded me into a “Real Father”. Please read and share this information with all of the FATHERS you know.
I know this article is about fathers, but I just want to take a minute to honor the “Real Mothers” out there. Stepping up is not a new step to them. For years mothers have been stepping up and holding it down. They stepped up when the dead-beat dads abandoned the household. They stepped up when they had to raise the children alone. They stepped up when it came to providing for the family. It’s almost natural for mothers to step up.
But with fathers, it has to be intentional. And it’s a requirement in order to be a “Real Father”. The Good News is this – the fathers of TODAY are stepping up way more than the fathers of OLD. So fatherhood is surely increasing.
It’s nice when a father gives his child a gift. It’s fun when he gives him toys. But what that kid wants more than anything is the presence of his father. He wants his dad’s PRESENCE more than his PRESENTS. So it’s important for fathers to show up, regardless of how minuscule it may seem. A Real Father will make an unimportant thing important, because it was important to his child. No father really wants to be at the boring recital or the corny play. But he knows how important it is for his child to see his face when the child looks into the audience. Real Fathers make a habit of showing up.
Real Fathers speak “Life” into their children. They bless their family with their words. They speak positive words over their children, even when the children act negative. If little Johnny’s behavior is way below average, his father will praise him way above average, and little Johnny will rise up to who his father called him to be. Real Fathers build with their words, not tear down.
1. STEP UP
2. SHOW UP
3. SPEAK UP
These are the main three things that helped me to become a Real Father, and it can help you too.
BILLIE MILLER “The Motivational Minister” is a Bible teacher, speaker, and a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. Thousands of lives have been changed through Billie’s powerful teachings. For more information please visit www.BillieMiller.com. Follow Billie on Instagram & Twitter (@BillieMiller7) and on Facebook (BillieMillerPage).